Lifted alot, was in amazing shape, Weighed about 180 pounds of muscle.
Started lifting weights in AUG of 2009 until it was about mid December when I started flaring up,
Took me about a year and a half to gain 30 pounds of muscle.
Now I have UC and am back to 150, since I no longer lift and eat like I used too.
Main reasons why I feel I got the disease:
I feel the cause of Ulcerative Colitis was a mix of mostly STRESS!!! At the time I was in alot of stress, and even more when the symptoms came upon. Possibly lots of protein shakes I took while lifting. They have lots of whey and other ingredients that may have irritated my colon, I took high calorie gainers!!, pre-workout supplements such as NO-xplode, Jacked, or Super-pump 250( never took these until about a year into lifting), everyone at the gym recommend a pre-workout to help give me energy(big mistake, I feel this is the probably the biggest reasons I was diagnosed!!! LOTS OF CAFFEINE and lot and lots of random shit that could really f-up your body in these supplements. not FDA regulated either….. , and the Vicodin i took for wisdom teeth post surgery pain- hard on the stomach/colon
FYI, UC is a autoimmune disease, my brother has vitiligo which is an auto-immune disease also, therefore it could be partially genetics??
My Ulcerative Colitis Story:
I was 19 when my symptoms started, little bits of blood in my stools, occasional mucus, kind of freaked me out,but just kept telling myself it would pass by, Well it didn’t, the blood continued.
All started around beginning of December of 2010. Mid December I had my 4 wisdom teeth extracted. Put on Vicodin and took about 10 ibuprofen a day. That probably didn’t help my conditions…. It made my mouth feel better but not my stomach. Constipated for 3 days afterwards, then the real mess began, lots and lots of blood and mucus, but still mostly normal bowl movements. Told me rents’ they didn’t think much of it, kept telling me it was hemorrhoids since I lifted weights nearly everyday. Blood continues, they didn’t believe me until I showed them the blood. Well they seen it and finally called the doc… Went to him, got a finger up me… didn’t notice anything, had to show him picture of my bloody stools I took on my cell phone. Well he then sent me to anther doc… He did a sigmoidoscopy, saw two internal hemorrhoids and banned them. Well he acted like I was better, then the worse begin, As soon as I had my sigmoidoscopyy I had the urge to go the bathroom, well I started going 20 times a day, and it was bloody. I was living in hell, it was a bad nightmare, I went the bathroom and then had to to again. Drank a glass of milk, and had to go again.
Went back to the doc, he gave me antibiotics to take- Flagil and Cipron. Didn’t work at all.
Finally had decided its time to get a colonoscopy at age 20(exciting!) The process sucked!!, we all know the ritual of drinking that crap, my ass hurt so bad that night from going the bathroom so much. As I woke up from the colonoscopy,
I literally woke up from a bad dream, I was told that I had a chronic disease called ulcerative colitis. Never head of it, and was scared to death.
Got home and googled the hell out of it, probably for a good 10 hours. Luckly found Adam’s site here, and found some hope. Read about the diet, thought why not try it, whats to lose, Been on it since I got the book in the mail which was around Feb 1st.
From mid jan(after my colonoscopy) to the beginning of Feb I was on 6 pills of Sulfasalszine a day, then has my gastro appointment and had it chaged to 3 lialda a day.
Since around Feb 1st I have been on the SCD diet and lialda, blood free and about 1-2 dumps a day….
Its not easy, but I’m still not giving up,
I was told once you have to do something for 2 weeks straight and then it becomes a habit, and the SCD is now a habit for me.
Medications Taking/Taken: with regards to colitis…
SCD diet- FEB-Present!!! (more information on this diet is located on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD page)
Canasa rectal suppisitories one a night ( First two weeks of Feb)
Sulfasalazine(6 pills a day)( mid jan-mid feb)